Union Flags are flying at half-mast at Sunderland Civic Centre, Hylton Castle and the Port of Sunderland as a mark of respect for His Royal Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh.
As the next step of the roadmap out of lockdown comes into effect, we're asking residents across the North East to be cautious as we are once again able to visit shops, personal care premises, indoor leisure facilities and outdoor hospitality settings.
Sunderland's Director of Public Health is urging people to continue taking things cautiously when Step 2 of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown comes into effect on Monday.
A month-long event hosted online by Sunderland City Council and Sunderland BID, will include online cookery demonstrations, food challenges, family activities and will showcase some of the city's best restaurants and food retailers.
Landmarks across Sunderland are being lit yellow on Tuesday 23 March as the city joins in a national day to remember all those have died during the Covid pandemic and show support for everyone who has been bereaved.
Houghton Feast Steering Group have confirmed they are to purchase replacement lighting as part of the investment in keeping Houghton Feast a staple in the Sunderland events calendar.